COLLEGIANS RELEASE NEW SINGLE – BLACK MASS
“IMAGINE THE CLASH’S “LONDON CALLING” ON STERIODS AND YOU’RE GETTING CLOSE.”
Just months after the success of their debut release Vaccine, which debuted at #23 in the iTunes Rock Charts, Top 20 in the AIR charts as well as Top 10 in the Australian AMRAP charts, Collegians are dropping their new single Black Mass.
With Vaccine securing play and interviews on numerous commercial stations in Australia, including rotation on various commercial networks within 10 hours of release, as well as a slew of adds on US college radio stations, the band are set to gain traction and build on their substantial foothold with this new blistering indie rock track.
Black Mass, was recorded at Refinery Recording with production duties once again handled in house by James Leigh in collaboration with fresh new indie label CULTIVATOR RECORDS and mastering by Grammy Award Nominee Chris Gehringer (Linkin Park, FUN, Lady GaGa) at Sterling Sound in New York.
Australian band Collegians’ new single, fresh off the back of the success of their debut release Vaccine, is the aptly titled Black Mass, an aural assault which pulls no punches and will surprise all.
It’s an anti-establishment ode disguised as a dizzying after-hours club floor anthem. Vocalist Glenn Patrick’s pleas are barely restrained as it rallies against a feverish electro backbone fleshed out by pummelling drums, insidious riffs and chant hooks.
The lyric is ambitious and attempts to cover big themes in a bite-sized chunk of dark indie rock yearning. It has all the flourishes of a pop protest song but with a shadowy, unrepentant heart.
Think The Clash’s London Calling on steroids and you’re getting close. And beneath the apocalyptic blasts, there is a deeper craving, a song which is a call-up as much as it is a provocation.
This debut release is a postmodern-rock gem.
Lo-fi guitars hovering above slaughterhouse beats are kept buoyant by electro flourishes creating a track awash with arena pop sensibility.
The confessional lyric, which front man Glenn Patrick sets alight while wearing his Britpop tendencies on his sleeve, explores addiction in just the way it should be communicated—brash but with a pensive sweetness.
Label: Cultivator Records
Genre: Indie Rock/Electronic
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Glenn Patrick / Vocal,
Gerry Leigh / Guitar, Vocals
James Leigh / Keyboard, Bass, Vocals
Vincent Leigh / Drums, Vocals